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Lump sum MF investments plunge in October as investors take SIP route

Flows down 64% from peak amid uncertain market conditions, valuation concerns

Funds, Investment

Top mutual fund distributors say they have been advising their clients to avoid lump sum investment due to geo-political uncertainties, high inflation and expensive valuations (Illustration: Binay Sinha)

Abhishek Kumar Mumbai
Lump sum investments in equity and hybrid schemes of mutual funds declined to Rs 17,900 crore in October, the lowest at least since January 2021. The fall in lumpsum investments comes even as flows through the systematic investment plan (SIP) route rose to a new-all-time high of Rs 13,000 crore in October.

The latest lump sum tally is just a third of the peak inflow of Rs 49,700 crore in July 2021. During the past one year, lump sum investments have largely been on a downward trend, shows an analysis done by Motilal Oswal Financial Services.

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First Published: Nov 29 2022 | 1:54 PM IST

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